Odds 'n ends over the week about books and reading that caught my eye. You've probably seen some/most/all of them, but just in case:
- The Edgar® Awards' Nominees -- there's some really good reads/watches here.
- 5 Things My Six-Month Long Reading Slump Taught Me
- Kevin Hearne revealed the spiffy cover for Besieged, a collection of Iron Druid short stories, coming this summer.
- Next week, I'll be hosting a Book Tour stop for Carrie Vaughn's new book, Martians Abroad, but here's are couple of reviews for the book to tide you over one from NPR and one from B&N's SF&F blog.
- Going Big, Going Home, and Missing the Point: The Casual Hatred of Fun -- A good post from Harry Connolly
- Awesome Book Events in Every State -- a handy list from BookRiot.
- Infographic: How to Read 100 Books in a Year -- ummm, really? Sure, there's some decent ideas here, but . . .
- This Week's New Releases I'm Excited About and/or You'll Probably See Here Soon:
- Martians Abroad by Carrie Vaughn -- YA-friendly SF about a couple of Martian kids coming to school on Earth. Lots of fun from one of my favorite authors.
- Heartstone by Elle Katharine White -- Austen + Dragons in a way that isn't Novik's Temeraire books. (if that sounds snide, it wasn't intended to be -- this looks inventive and cool)
- Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth -- this looks very non-Divergent, and pretty interesting.
- Escaping Infinity by Richard Paolinelli -- if Don Henley and Glenn Frey wrote a SF novel instead of a song.
Lastly, I'd like to say hi and welcome to hubblegal for following the blog this week.